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Elon Musk has finally gotten his hands on the popular social media platform Twitter after six months of on-off interest.
His Twitter ownership was finalized late last week.
On Sunday, Musk appeared to give credence to a conspiracy theory about the recent attack on Paul Pelosi.
Elon Musk tweeted a link to an article filled with a conspiracy theory about Pelosi.
The site claimed to be a news channel.
Musk responded to Hillary Clinton on Twitter, who wrote:
“The Republican Party and its mouthpieces now regularly spread hate and deranged conspiracy theories.”
“It is shocking, but not surprising, that violence is the result.”
“As citizens, we must hold them accountable for their words and the actions that follow.”
Elon Musk posted the link to a foundationless story, saying:
“There is a tiny possibility there might be more to this story than meets the eye.”
The website made false claims in 2016, saying the real Clinton is dead.
Additionally, the site advocates for the idea that the person in the presidential campaign was Clinton’s body double.
Musk’s tweet raises concerns about how he will manage the social media platform.
As a result, many question disinformation and hate receiving a more prominent platform now.
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Elon Musk’s takeover
The Tesla owner finalized his purchase of Twitter on Thursday evening.
Musk’s acquisition is disruptive to Twitter employees and the hundreds of millions of people worldwide who use the platform.
His purchase could also play a significant role in the upcoming US midterm elections.
Previously, Elon Musk promised to restore accounts of banned users and limit content restrictions.
Donald Trump, in particular, is among those banned from Twitter.
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When he agreed to buy the company in April and before deciding to try to opt-out, Elon Musk emphasized two objectives:
To bolster free speech on Twitter
To unlock the platform’s extraordinary potential
Musk suggested revising Twitter’s approach to content moderation and permanent bans.
However, it could also potentially influence civil discourse and the political landscape.
In addition, the Tesla owner highlighted his goal of removing bots from Twitter.
The same argument about the number of bots on the platform later became his argument to cancel the deal.
Elon Musk, Twitter’s new owner, tweets conspiracy theory about attack on Paul Pelosi